Taps: 26 / Bottles: 38
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 118 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ballewblake:
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been here a few times on my beer visits to Boston and for some reason I totally love the place. I really dig the concept of 20 or so drafts that when one keg kills over they replace it with a totally different brew. Ingenious. The selection is top notch and you never know what you are going to really get in one night, or one visit. Quality seemed up there with the best and no complaints for that department. The spankin' new patio is perfectly timed for the summer months and Boston humidity/rain. :) Nicely designed too. Food is some of the best that I've had at a bar. The owners and staff are cool and very personable, great chats with beer geeks, and you shouldn't feel alone at the bar cause there is usually easy convo to be made with the peeps next to you consuming quality beverage. Been told the cocktails are topnotch, but thats not my department. Highly recommended.
06-28-2008 02:52:02 | More by ballewblake
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3.97/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Unless you're from the area, Deep Ellum is not easily found nor easy to get to, but it is worth a trip for some unusual beers. I was impressed that they had several German beers on tap in addition to the usual blend of domestic craft brews. All of the beers were of high quality and many were not commonly available. The range of beer styles ensures that there is something worthwhile for every palate.
The small, long and narrow bar is located on the corner of two very busy streets: North Beacon and Cambridge. You need to be alert as it does not have much of a street presence. From the door, there's a bar for about 20 on your left and a single row of tables on the right with the restrooms and kitchen toward the back. The decor is relatively plain and unremarkable. While I did not have any of the food offered, I would describe it as fancy bar fare. My neighbors thought their food was good for what that's worth.
The service was more or less indifferent. The bartenders would come by within five minutes of an empty glass to offer a refill. Although the bar was full, no one seemed to be harried. At each end of the bar were two unwatched TVs with no volume. The general feel was friendly and convivial.
04-13-2014 14:51:41 | More by smcolw
Deep Ellum in Allston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.